I spent last Friday at Lake Tahoe for a wedding, and we decided to stop at a beach for a quick photo opportunity while the sun set. It was such a beautiful evening, and honestly, one of the most beautiful sunsets I had ever seen. I wanted to share some of the pictures I took, which are totally unedited, and share some of the random thoughts taking up space in my head.
School is starting soon, for all of us. Well, not for Liam. He'll start preschool next fall, when he'll be three and a half. But, Maggie and I go back to school on the 20th. She's doing one more year of preschool before kindergarten, which was a decision I talked about here. I'm going back for my last semester at our community college before I transfer to a state university in the spring. I am so excited about this!
I am starting to get pretty anxious about the transition back into the school year, which happens to me every fall. I am just trying to get organized and start planning everything out. I need to get calendars ready for family things, my school assignments and commitments, and start writing some blog posts in advance.
I am obsessed with Pinterest. I pin a lot. It is one of my favorite ways to relax and I can convince myself that I am doing something somewhat productive and creative. I actually use a lot of my pins, too. The housekeeping pins, recipes ideas, and DIY pins are so helpful, in a way I don't know what I ever did without Pinterest. In you're on Pinterest, I want to follow you! Follow me here.
I have not been drawing or painting enough, which is so disappointing to me. I could be creating at night, after the kids go to bed, but I have been spending my free time doing totally unproductive stuff (see above paragraph about Pinterest.) I've done some sketching and some digital art, but I have not felt very compelled to create art. I am getting a little worried about jumping back into figure drawing while being so rusty, so I'm hoping to sketch at least 15-30 mins a day until school starts, just to get back in the groove.
It is hot. I bet it's hot where you are, too. This whole "record setting year" for heat thing is not fun at all. We have an evaporative cooler (known as a Swamp Cooler around here), which doesn't really do much when it is 105 degrees. So, we have learned to live in a 90 degree house, which means lots of water and laying around in the afternoon. I am so, so, SO ready for fall...although, here, fall doesn't really happen until the end of October.
BlogHer '13. It's in Chicago, at the end of July, and like always, I really want to go! BlogHer is a huge blogging convention that happen annually, and for years I have watched the blogging world participate. Chicago is closer than New York (this year's location), but it would still be a huge stretch to get me there. And, I would actually have to commit to blogging on a very regular basis for the trip to really make sense. And, I would need a roommate to share the costs, which means I would actually need to have a fairly close relationship with another blogger who is going. And I don't. Any takers to become my friend over the next year, so we can go together next year?
Since I will be planning my posts further ahead of time now, I wanted to ask you all (all five or six of you, LOL) if there is anything you would like to see more on this blog. More fashion? More recipes? More DIY? More writing? Less writing? No writing? No blog?
P.S.- "No Blog" isn't an option ;)